Stabbed in the back: S'wak cops on the hunt for suspect in stabbing

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  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

Sarawak police commissioner Comm Datuk Ramli Din (left) and his deputy DCP Datuk Dev Kumar inspecting one of the new police vehicles at state police headquarters in Kuching. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / THE STAR

KUCHING: Police are looking for a suspect after a man was found stabbed to death near RPR Batu Kawa here early Monday (Feb 17) morning.

Sarawak police commissioner Comm Datuk Ramli Din said the 37-year-old victim was found lying on the five-foot-way along a row of shops at about 3.40am Monday.

He said CCTV footage showed that the victim appeared to have been stabbed by a man who was riding pillion with him on a motorcycle.

"The victim and suspect were said to be going to MJC (Batu Kawa new township) on the victim's motorcycle.

"After the motorcycle had started moving for about 20m or 30m, the suspect took out what we believe was a sharp weapon from under his shirt and stabbed the victim, who then fell to the ground," he told reporters after handing over new police vehicles to various district police chiefs at the state police headquarters here Monday.

Comm Ramli said police had identified the suspect as a 25-year-old man and were now tracing him.

"We are carrying out a detailed investigation and we believe the case will be solved soon," he added.

On the new vehicles, Comm Ramli said they included eight Mitsubishi Outlander vehicles for the state traffic investigation and enforcement department and related district police headquarters.

They were also 21 new Toyota Hilux vehicles for district police and police stations statewide as well as six prisoner transport lorries for the Kuching, Miri, Padawan, Samarahan, Sri Aman and Serian districts.

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